Leadership Matters

Five ways to be a Rebel Leader in the boardroom

By David Solot, Ph.D.


A lot of things come to mind when people think about Han Solo – gambler, smuggler, scoundrel. Yet this all-time favourite Star Wars character doesn’t usually get credit for one of his greatest strengths – leadership.

With the global business climate in a now-constant state of flux, it’s time to rethink some classic views on leadership. Han Solo exemplifies some of the essential characteristics of a modern leader. Here’s how he does it and how any leader can be the next Rebel Leader in the boardroom.

With the five-generation workforce and waves of Baby Boomers retiring en masse, institutional knowledge transfer is more important than ever.

Most organizations have processes in place when it comes to retirement or turnover. A turnover document, formal manual on how to perform the job, even one-to-one training if the outgoing and incoming employees overlap in tenure can all be very helpful tools. But in recent years, the knowledge transfer conversation has turned toward the intangibles.

By Karen Stone, CHRE

It may be a safe assumption to say that HR professionals have well-developed people skills. We are in the business of people, and much of our time, thought and strategy centres on talent development and building productive workplace environments where good communication and dialogue occur.

By Karen Stone, CHRE

We have written often in these pages about transformation – about the technological changes turning business models on their heads, and the strategic changes organizations are making in order to meet those challenges.

By Karen Stone, CHRE

The human resources area of compensation practice is a vastly different place than it was just two decades ago. The emergence of new thinking has led us to create many new best practices that have resulted in more transparency and equitable pay practices in many businesses today.

We Are undergoing a paradigm shift in the workplace – and preparation is the key to keeping pace

By Karen Stone, CHRE

It’s often been said that change is the only constant – and when it comes to our economic models and this concept we call “work,” the pace of change is accelerating more rapidly than ever before.